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Ladakh - Planning The Trip

Over 2000 Km by road, in around 10 days. Stunning landscapes, wonderful people. That sums up our Ladakh trip. But how did it actually work? How did we make it happen? Read on to find out!  Leh, the capital of Ladakh , is accessible by air and road. Flying into Leh is the easiest, and time-saving option, while the road is the time consuming one, but with the added advantage of driving past some of the most beautiful landscapes in our country. Each option has much to recommend it, and we chose the road for just one reason – altitude sickness. Altitude sickness was one of my biggest concerns, since I suffer from motion-sickness. Yes, I do travel a lot, but that is despite my condition, and, over the years, have learnt how to handle it. I struggled with it when we visited Nathu-La in Sikkim, and wondered if I would be able to manage a week at the even higher altitudes that we would encounter in Ladakh. This was the reason we stuck to a basic plan, of only 9 days in Ladakh, though we

Skywatch Friday - Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Gokarna has many beaches, each one looking more beautiful than the other. All are small ones and the smallest among them gets its name from the very fact - Kudle beach (the word Kudle comes from the local word for 'small'). The beach is surrounded by hillocks, and the view from the top is stunning...



To the left is Om Beach, and to the right is the main Gokarna Beach. Separating them are the mountains... or hillocks. To get to either beach, one has no choice other than take the long road around the hills or climb over them!



In fact, to get to both, Kudle, as well as Om Beach, one has to climb down the hill!! Vehicles only reach the road atop the hill, and then there are steps cut into the rock, which help us get to the beach. 



Kudle Beach was empty when we visited, since it was off season. We were told that during the peak season, there wouldnt be space to sit there! We, however, had all the time, and the space, and simply sat by the shore as Samhith happily collected shells! 

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  1. Nice article..every tourist know only Om beach which is always crowded.. I this would be a great place to relax and have fun on beach. Thanks for sharing..

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    1. Thank you, Ramnath. But even Om beach was empty while we were there. its mostly packed during the season, which is what we heard... and in any case, that is why i chose to go during off season. u cant see a place at its best, but u at least get to see it in peace!

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  2. The top two pictures with their green and blue look so alluring.

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    1. Thanks Mridula! they are truly beautiful, even more than they seem in my pics! it was great going there, but i wish i can go again.... and if u get a chance, do go there.

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  3. Beautiful beach photos! Looks so serene.

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    1. Thanks Pradeepa. It really was serene... since it was monsoon and the crowds were away!!

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  4. Nice shots. It is a lovely trek over the hills from one beach to another.

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    1. Thanks Niranjan.. unfortunately, I couldnt do the climb... maybe another time

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  5. Really a beautiful beach! I see so much of greenery around which makes it more inviting!

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    1. Yes, Renuka. There is so much of greenery around, which just makes these beaches so much more alluring!

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  6. Beautiful pictures Anu, beach looks so tempting without the crowd and with the greenery around. :)

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    1. Thanka so much, Neelima. It is so good to see you here after so long... and yes, the greenery and the lack of crowd was certainly the best part of it! so glad I went at such a time!

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  7. Beutiful Kundle! Western Coast has hundreds of beaches remaining where not many people go.

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    1. True PNS. but this is one of those beaches where apparently there is no place to stand during the peak season. It was like this only because it was afternoon, in the monsoon, and we were the only souls there.

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